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Now Accepting Membership Applications

If you would like to be a part of coalition of hospitals, physicians and treatment centers that use an integrated approach to treat cardiac arrhythmia, and foster a synergy between cardiac specialties to provide a comprehensive and personalized approach to treating AFib, please review the criteria below to determine if your organization qualifies. 

NOTE: If your organization does not yet qualify for NAIAC membership or does not wish to pursue membership, participation in the data registry is an option for you.  Database users are able to evaluate their own performance for the purposes of driving quality improvement and cost savings.  Please contact Joshua Cowan Jcowan@naiac.org for more information.

Membership Criteria

To be considered for membership in NAIAC, each center and its physicians must employ specific protocols, agree to maintain certain processes and procedures, and uphold minimum volumes and quality standards. The membership committee meets twice annually to consider new applicants.

1. Dedicated AF/Arrhythmia program or center-of excellence

2. One or more Cardiothoracic surgeons specializing in thorocoscopic AF surgical MAZE procedures

3. One or more Electophysiologists specializing in AF ablation

4. Dedicated AF navigator / program coordinator

5. Minimum of 50 AF catheter ablations per year

6. Minimum of 12 AF hybrid-maze procedures per year (staged or simultaneous)

7. Minimum 75% concomitant Maze intervention rate from participating surgeon(s)

8. Bi-weekly multidisciplinary team conference

9. Infrastructure and personnel to collect and record outcome data into the NAIAC database

10. “Single point of contact” for patient inquiries and calls

11. Functional AF/Arrhythmia website, microsite or landing page for incoming referral links

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